Crane operators use cranes/draglines to lift/place machinery and other large objects at worksites.
Drillers operate mobile drilling machines to bore blast holes in open-pit mines/quarries and during the construction of building foundations.
Blasters place explosives in blast holes and detonate explosives to dislodge coal, ore, and rock, and to demolish structures.
Water well drillers operate mobile well drilling rigs/equipment to drill residential, commercial, and industrial water wells.
Examples of Titles
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.
The information on careers is adapted from Canadian Occupational Projection System, a project by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which uses annual data to analyze trends in labour.
© Canadian Occupational Projection System, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011.
© JobFutures, Labour Force Survey, 2006.
© National Occupational Classification, Human Resources Skills and Development Canada, 2006.
© Working in Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.